Friday, February 25, 2011

Kicking It Into High Gear + Wedding Inspiration

Friends! I've missed you all! I've been crazy busy this week and just haven't had time to blog...which is definitely not my favorite thing : ( On top of that, it has sorta hit me that we're less than four months out from the wedding and it's time to kick it into high gear in all aspects! If you're new here, I'm getting married in June! And if you're wondering why a home decor blogger never shows pics of her home, just detail shots of projects, that would be because I live with my parents until the wedding : )

Slimming Down
I began eating healthier after the holidays and have dropped a few more pounds. I'm down ten since my heaviest last year, and for someone with my build it makes quite a difference (I'm not short but I have a fairly petite frame so a few pounds really tend to show on me). I wouldn't mind losing another few, but now my goal is to tone and tighten. No more "I sit in an office all day" body. It's time for "perfectly toned bridal/Jamaican beach ready" body : ) I've been getting back in my usual yoga routine and I feel great! I'll also start walking once it warms up outside.

Left: Valentine's Day 2010. Right: Valentine's Day 2011...ten pounds lighter. Proof that eating healthy works!

Crafting It Up
I'm also kicking it into high gear in the crafting/details/decor/preparation department. I've always had all sorts of specific ideas swirling around in my head and now it's time to make them come to life. I promise I'll blog about them all along the way!

Here's where I'm getting some inspiration...


I've been plotting a way to include French Macaroons at the reception, at least a few of them, since my recent obsession.
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My package of lovely gray and white striped straws arrived in the mail today and they're just what I'd been waiting for!
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Our place card board will be somewhat similar to this, but minus the clothes pins. I'll show you once I'm done : )
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Super cute set up! I'm also inspired for another reason, but I can't tell because Matt reads my blog and it's something he can't know about...shhh!!

Pretty mercury glass
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A simple shot from one of my favorite inspiration weddings
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This shot is from my "ultimate inspiration" wedding here. Matt and I had giant balloons in our engagement photos, and I still adore them!

This bride loved vintage jewelry and displayed it at her reception. So pretty.
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Also from my fave wedding, we're making similar lace covered vases, and our table numbers will be these scalloped cylinders.
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A dreamy love shoot
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Love it all
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I'm making a very similar "love is sweet" banner for our cupcakes table. I think that will be my first project, so I'll show you soon!
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Again, just pretty vintage inspiration

This is one of the invites that has inspired my design of our wedding invites...which I'm still trying to get juuuust right!
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I looooove this cake. The lace details are gorgeous!
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I'm also making a "just married" banner, but it will look a little different than this. Again, I promise to share!
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Whew! That's a lot of projects, but I'm up for it! I want our big day to be amazing. I also know, though, that all of that is just icing on the cake (hardy har) because the real thing of importance is that I'm marrying the love of my life and beginning a new journey together. And that's all that matters in the end.

{live beautifully}
Courtney

9 comments:

  1. Courntey you are looking great (not that you looked bad before lol) It's amazing the difference a few pounds makes. Love your inspiration photo's. You have chosen some beautiful ideas. I wish the internet had been around when we were married. Your wedding day is going to be lovely.

    Cheers,
    Lisa x

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  2. Oooooohhhh!!! It's going to be so much fun & it already IS so much fun getting it all planned with you!
    Love you, sweet girl!
    ~~xo
    Mom

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  3. first off, either way you look great! second, love all the cute projects and inspiration!

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  4. I agree that you are breath taking in both pictures! That cake, oh that cake!!! I love it, actually I love all of your inspiration pictures. Every now and then I tell my husband I want a divorce so we can plan another wedding, to each other of course. ;)

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  5. Ok....I'll be the first one to ask: how did you lose the weight, Courtney? We'd love to hear all the details! :) Your wedding is going to be so absolutely beautiful. The details that make your heart sing are the same ones that will make your wedding so very special! Congratulations and I look forward to seeing more of your plans!

    xoxo laurie

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  6. Hey Courtney! Congrats to you - 10 lbs can make all the difference on a petite frame...I know as I am 10 lbs past my highest weight right now! :) This winter has been brutal - time to hit the gym...

    I love the wedding inspiration pics! I have yet to post on some of the details of our wedding (10/10) but definitely plan to soon. Seeing these photos makes me miss it all ...it went by so fast! Enjoy every moment ans don't stress. Really - don't stress!!

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  7. You look fantastic!! And I love all your inspirations.

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  8. Courtney, you look so beautiful! Your wedding is going to be so gorgeous! I'm so excited for you!

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